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Women's Center
1425 Aurora Rd.
Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone: 321- 242-3110
Counseling: 321-242-1526


Women's Center
400 Julia St.
Titusville, FL 32796
Phone: 321 - 607-6811

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 321-607-6809
Client Story

To Whom It May Concern,

I am beyond grateful for my experiences with The Women's Center transitional housing program. I was able to learn the tools that I needed to pick up the pieces after my traumatic experiences with domestic violence. These tools helped me to move on with my life in a healthy way, and to succeed in my new life with my children.

I would not have been as successful as I have been without the support of my case manager Judy and my career guidance advocate Cindy. Cindy was always available to help me with my resume, job search and in my decision to complete my schooling. She is extremely knowledgeable and was a great help. Judy has always been the most supportive person on this journey for me - from day one.

While she was always advocating for me - she also gave the tools to advocate for myself. Judy was and is one of the most kind women I have ever met, but was also "tough" on me when I needed a wakeup call or push to get things done. These women have both changed my life - they are valuable assets to your organization and deserve to be recognized for all of their hard work.

Thank you for everything you have done for me- and the second chance at life you have given me and my children. I will never be able to thank you enough!

With Gratitude,




Congratulations Jacqueline Ares for receiving the Kathy L. King Victim Advocate of the Year Award presented by State Attorney, Phil Archer. Now going on her eighth year as a Victim Advocate at the Women's Center, Jacqueline Ares continues to be extremely passionate about assisting clients of interpersonal, power- based violence.

Jacqueline receives countless thanks and regards from those she has assisted to live a safer, brighter future, working tirelessly in even the most unique situations. Jacqueline Ares' assistance is limitless and she always goes beyond the call of duty for her clients.

The Women's Center is proud to celebrate Jacqueline's outstanding accomplishment and honored to have had not one, BUT two victim advocates receive this amazing award two years in a row. Victim advocate Cynthia Harris in our Titusville office received this award in 2015. We are extremely blessed to work alongside such passionate and hardworking women on a daily basis! Thank you for all you do for our community.

Upcoming Event - Essence of Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show


Tuesday, May 3rd

La Moda will be holding a "Shop for a Cause" event at their retail location, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3rd.

6395 North Wickham Rd., Ste. 105, Melbourne, FL

Swanky Sole will also be participating in the "Shop for a Cause" event at their retail location on Tuesday, May 3rd, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

6395 North Wickham Rd., Ste. B-106, Melbourne, FL

Wednesday, May 4th

Mica and Molly's will also participate in the "Shop for a Cause" event at their location on Wednesday, May 4th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

1112 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL

Main Event

Friday, May 6th

The Women's Center will be hosting
"The Essence of Spring" a special
Mother's Day Luncheon and Fashion Show on Friday, May 6. The event will be held at the Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The luncheon will feature guest speaker, Dr. Jenny Gessler, PhD, Executive Director of the Women's Center, who will be accompanied by a client during the presentation.

*The pre-sale events for La Moda and Mica and Molly's will include an evening of wine, snacks and cheese, a special raffle gift and 10% of all sales will be donated
to the Women's Center.

The public is welcome. Luncheon tickets cost $55.00 each and reservations can be made on our website, just Click Here, or by e-mailing

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Program Spotlight

Displaced Homemaker
Career Guidance Services

The Women's Center Career Guidance program is a personalized program that explores career options and individual growth. Those who participate are able to have a clearer understanding of who they are, what motivates them, the skills they want to use in their work, and the education or specialized training that may be required to improve opportunities.

Services Include

  • Working one-on-one with a Career Guide
  • Creation of an individual employment plan
  • Assistance with exploration of schools/ careers
  • Employability/job search workshops
  • Career interest testing
  • Resume writing assistance
  • Interview preparation
  • Job posting/job referrals/job search assistance
  • 200 Hour on-the-job training program
  • Computer/office machine usage for Job Search
  • Career clothing and beauty items/services
  • Community resource referrals
  • Free therapeutic counseling sessions
  • Microloans to start a small business

Under a grant from the DEO we assist homemakers 35 years of age or older, male or female, needing training and support to transition into their first job or back into the workforce. These individuals were once supported by a spouse or family member, but due to divorce, separation, death, or disability they are now unemployed or underemployed and need to become self- sufficient.

Save The Date
Furniture and More Thrift Store

Come Visit Our
Furniture and More
Thrift Store

2939 W New Haven Ave
West Melbourne, FL 32904

Summer Camp

Melbourne Camp
June 13th - June 17th (5&6 Grade)
June 20th - June 24th (7&8 Grade)
8:00AM to 4:00PM

Titusville Camp
July 11th - July 15th (5&6 Grade)
July 18th - July22nd (7&8 Grade)
9:00AM to 4:00PM

Please visit to download and complete our camp application.
Return forms to the respective location or email completed forms to location representative listed above.

Thank You!

Thank You to Our Volunteers!

On April 13th the staff at the Women Center office in Titusville showed their appreciation during a luncheon. The Women's Center depends on the generous hearts and helping hands of all their volunteers. Because the Women's Center serves over 10,000 women and their families annually, having loyal and reliable volunteers really makes a HUGE difference! Thank you for all that you do to help women, help themselves.

Thank you staff, faculty and volunteers from Eastern Florida State College for selecting the Women's Center for your service day project! We truly are grateful for all your help organizing, cleaning, repairing and landscaping that you did in and around our center!

Thank you Tabatha and Nichole from Merry Maids for cleaning upstairs at our Titusville Office. You both did an amazing job and we thank you for your generosity!

2016 Partners
Philanthropists Joanne Miller, Parrish Medical Center
Change Makers MaryAnn Kirkup
Leader Christine Sylvester
Trendsetters Artemis, Henry Family Foundation, Inc., Tucker Mitnik, P.A., Dr. Sandra Zimsky, George Burris-Meyer & Anita Burris-Meyer
Trailblazers Rosemary P. Bain, Barbara Y. Baird, Jennifer H. Brady, Harry & Wendy Brandon, Bill & Stephanie Brown, Cape Design Engineering Co., Dan Clarke, Al & Becky Dukes, Judy B. Healy, H.H. Peterson and H.G. Crockey Peterson Foundation, David & Irene Hallquist, Life's Oasis Church, Margaret M. LoZito, Greg & Debbie Pelham, Fride Phelps, Virginia E. Pierson, Kay Rettich, Catherine Spencer, Heather Studley, Barbara C. Wall-Scanlon

DID YOU KNOW...That some companies match their employee's charitable contributions up to a certain amount? Check with your employer today & find out if they're a MATCH!

Donors who support the Women's Center with gifts of $1,000 or more annually to our Partner Program are recognized as Women's Center Partners and receive exclusive Partner benefits. Contact Jenn Gould at (321) 242-3110, ext. 2125. Click Here to learn more.

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